Poet, essayist, editor and curator Yolanda Castaño (Santiago de Compostela, 1977) is director of the international writer’s residency Residencia Literaria 1863 in A Coruña, Galicia. She has published six poetry collections in Galician and Spanish. Her poems have been translated into over 35 languages and she is now launching her first collection translated into English, Second Tongue (Shearsman Books, tr. Keith Payne). Yolanda has been awarded a number of prizes including the National Critics Award, the Espiral Maior Poetry Award and the Author of the Year by the Galician Booksellers’ Association. She has been awarded international fellowships from the HIP-Beijing in China to Scotland's Hawthornden Castle. For the last twenty years she has been managing international poetry translation workshops, festivals and reading series.
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